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Frederic Bemak

Professor of Counseling and Development; Director, Diversity Research and Action Center

Expertise: Cross-cultural counseling, Social justice, Refugee adn immigrant mental health, at-risk youth, post-disaster counseling

Bemak conducts research focused on cross-cultural counseling, social justice, refugee and immigrant mental health, at-risk youth, and post-disaster counseling. His recognition in these areas extends to 30 countries and throughout the United States. He is a former Fulbright Scholar, Kellogg International Fellow, and World Rehabilitation Fund Fellow. He is founder of Counselors Without Borders and received the 2004 O'Hana Social Justice Award by the Counselors for Social Justice, a division of the American Counseling Association.

Rita Chi-Ying Chung

Professor of Counseling and Development

Expertise: Race relations, cross-cultural counseling and psychology, Psychosocial adjustment of refugees

Chung conducts national and international research on cross-cultural counseling and psychology. She has conducted studies on culturally responsive mental health services related to immigrants, refugees, interethnic relations, human trafficking, and post-disaster counseling. Her key contributions to the field are evident in her work throughout the United States as well as in Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. In 2004, Chung was awarded the O'Hana Social Justice Award by the Counselors for Social Justice, a division of the American Counseling Association.